March 3, 2017

Conference Program

All necessary information on the programm will be provided here, including all conference related activities as technical and social events.

Note: All registered participants will receive a printed version of the program as a part of their registration package.

You can download a PDF of the preliminary program here.

Preliminary Program


DAY/TIME
THU., April 20TH
08:00 – 09:00
Conference Registration
09:00 – 09:45
Opening
09:45 – 10:20
Keynote Talk I
10:20 – 10:40
Coffee Break
10:40 – 12:00
Advances in Nonlinear Modeling Techniques
12:00 – 13:20
Lunch
13:20 – 14:00
Keynote Talk II
14:00 – 15:00
Nonlinear Design Strategies for Power Amplifiers
15:00 – 15:20
Coffee Break
15:20 – 16:00
Keynote Talk III
16:00 – 17:20
Challenges and Solutions for Communication Systems
17:20 – 18:20
NVNA User’s Forum
19:30
Gala Dinner

DAY/TIME
FRI., April 21ST
08:00 – 09:00
Conference Registration
09:00 – 09:40
Keynote Talk IV
09:40 – 10:20
Optimum Design Methodologies for Nonlinear Circuits – I
10:20 – 10:40
Coffee Break
10:40 – 11:05
Industrial Talk: Spinner
11:05 – 12:05
Optimum Design Methodologies for Nonlinear Circuits – II
12:05 – 13:25
Lunch
13:25 – 13:50
Industrial Talk: Anritsu
13:50 – 14:15
Industrial Talk: Infineon
14:15 – 15:15
Advances in Nonlinear Characterization Techniques
15:15 – 15:35
Coffee Break
15:35 – 16:00
Industrial Talk: CST
16:00 – 17:00
Nonlinear Circuits and Systems
17:00 – 17:15
Closing Session
18:30
Guided City Tour
20:00
Welcome Reception Lord Mayor City of Graz

THU. Keynote I

GaN HEMTs for low-noise amplification — status and challenges
Dr. Matthias Rudolph

THU. Keynote II

Hetero-integrated GaN MMICs: hot islands in a (Silicon) ocean…
Dr. Rüdiger Quay

THU. Keynote III

Modern Methods for Absolute & Residual Phase Noise Tests on CW and Pulsed Signals
Dr. Wolfgang Wendler

FRI. Keynote IV

Highly Integrated GaAs and GaN MMICs
Dr Jim Mayock

THU. 10:40 – 12:00

Advances in Nonlinear Modeling Techniques
Large-Signal Modeling of Multi-finger InP DHBT Devices at Millimeter-Wave Frequencies
Tom Johansen; Vitaliy Zhurbenko; et. al.

Physics-based Modeling of FinFET RF Variability Under Shorted- And Independent-Gates Bias
Ahsin Murtaza Bughio; Simona Donati Guerrieri; et. al.

Delay Compensation and Tracking for All-Digital RF-Transmitter Models
Norbert Leder; Bernhard Pichler; et. al.

On the Dependability of Load Dependent X-Parameter Models for Varying Loads
Bernhard Pichler; Norbert Leder; et. al.

THU. 14:00 – 15:00

Nonlinear Design Strategies for Power Amplifiers

Class F-C X-band MMIC GaN Power Amplifier: An Extension of Waveform Engineering Approach
Elisa Cipriani; Paolo Colantonio; et. al.

Efficient Class-E Power Amplifier for Variable Load Operation
David Vegas; Felipe Moreno; et. al.

Power Amplifier MMICs for 15GHz Microwave Links in 0.25µm GaN Technology
Vittorio Camarchia; Roberto Quaglia;  et. al.

THU. 16:00 – 17:20

Challenges and Solutions for Communication Systems

mm-Wave RFID for IoT Applications
Philipp F Freidl; Michael Gadringer;  et. al.

Analysis of Nonlinear Distortion in Phased Array Transmitters
Christian Fager; Kristoffer Andersson;  et. al.

The Error Power Ratio Estimates EVM for a Wide Class of Impairments: Monte Carlo Simulations
Karl Freiberger; Harald Enzinger;  et. al.

Nonlinear Characterisation and Design of Microstrip Filters with Low Passive Intermodulation
Alexey Shitvov; Dmitry Kozlov

THU. 17:20 – 18:20

NVNA User’s Forum

Calibrated multiport measurement system for 5G array OTA measurements
Christian Fager (Chalmers university)

Oscilloscope-Based NVNA: Pros & Cons
Valeria Vadalà (Ferrara University)

Challenges in mm-wave nonlinear measurements: from the measurement hardware to calibrations
Jon Martens (Anritsu)


FRI. 09:40 – 10:15

Optimum Design Methodologies for Nonlinear Circuits – I

A G Band Frequency Quadrupler in 55 nm BiCMOS for Bist Applications
Walid Aouimeur; José Moron-Guerra;  et. al.

Low-Voltage Flip-Flop-Based Frequency Divider Up to 92-GHz in 130-nm SiGe BiCMOS Technology
Vadim Issakov; Saverio Trotta; et. al.

FRI. 11:00 – 12:00

Optimum Design Methodologies for Nonlinear Circuits – II

Low Conversion Loss 94 GHz and 188 GHz Doublers in InP DHBT Technology
Vitaliy Zhurbenko; Tom Johansen; et. al.

A Differential Threshold Voltage Compensated RF-DC Power Converter for RFID Tag ICs
Lukas Zoescher; Peter Herkess; et. al.

High Power-Handling GaN Switch for S-band Applications
Mirko Palomba; Ernesto Limiti; et. al.

FRI. 14:10 – 15:10

Advances in Nonlinear Characterization Techniques

LO Waveform Effects on the Linearity of Sub-THz Frequency Converters
Jon Martens

75-VDC GaN Technology Investigation from a Degradation Perspective
Francesco Trevisan; Antonio Raffo; et. al.

Characterization of Dynamic Nonlinear Effects in MTJ-Based Magnetic Sensors
Ekaterina Auerbach; Norbert Leder; et. al.

FRI. 15:55 – 17:00

Nonlinear Circuits and Systems

Digital Predistortion of RF PAs for MIMO Transmitters Based on the Equivalent Load
Filipe Barradas; Telmo Cunha;  et. al.

Time-domain Simulation of Passband S-parameter Networks Using Complex Baseband Vector Fitting
Justin King; Thomas Brazil

Evaluation of an Optimal Digital Predistorter for Multistandard Systems
Houssam Hamoud; Kassem El Akhdar;  et. al.


Industrial Talks

You can find more information on the industrial talks on this site


Posters

A 2.0-2.5 GHz Frequency-Selectable Oscillator for Digital Predistortion Model Identification of RF Power Amplifiers
Kevin McGrath; Anding Zhu

Noise Degradation of Cascodes in Broadband Power Amplifiers
Thomas Huber; Wolfgang Boesch; et. al.

High Efficiency Active Filter
Leonardo Pantoli; Vincenzo Stornelli; et. al.

GaAs MMIC Tunable Active Filter
Leonardo Pantoli; Vincenzo Stornelli; et. al.

Classifying Load-Pull Contours of a Broadband High-Efficiency Power Amplifier Using a Support Vector Machine
Peng Chen; Thomas Brazil

Behavioral Modeling of RF PAs Under Wideband Load Modulation
Gian Piero Gibiino; Konstanty Lukasik; et. al.

A Ka-band Low Power and High-Efficiency Differential Power Amplifier in 0.25-µm BiCMOS
Marco Balducci; Sebastien Chartier; et. al.

Hybrid Nonlinear Model for Microwave Active Devices Using Kriging
Pawel Barmuta; Francesco Ferranti; et. al.

Reduced-Feedback MIMO Digital Predistortion of Power Amplifiers for 5G Systems
Tomas Gotthans; Roman Marsalek; et. al.

A 5-GHz Class-E Power Amplifier with an Inverse Class-B Driver on 65nm CMOS
Matthew Love; Daniel Decle Colin; et. al.


Social Events

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Download Program

You can download a PDF of the preliminary program here.